“ABC Nightline,” with Martin Basheer - WABC-TV, New York
“Weekend Big Story,” with Rita Cosby - Fox News Channel, New York
“Politically Incorrect,” with Bill Maher - WABC-TV, New York
“The O’Reilly Factor” - Fox News Channel, New York
“New York News” - RAI Television, Rome, Italy
“Geraldo” - WCBS-TV, New York
“The Edge,” with Paula Zahn - Fox News Channel, New York
“National Enquirer T.V.” - Fox Television, Los Angeles
“Mobs And Movies” - VH-1, New York
“Sonya Live,” with Dr. Sonya Friedman - CNN, New York
“Hard Copy” - WCBS-TV, Los Angeles
“Good Day, New York,” with Gordon Elliot - Fox-5, New York
Sonny Girard was born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan but raised in the Red Hook and Navy Yard sections of South Brooklyn: Mob Country. He has spent the greater part of his adult life on the inside of organized crime, not as a hanger-on or sycophant, but as a full time participant.
The target of a three-and-a-half year undercover operation by New York's Organized Crime Control Bureau, Sonny was characterized by the New York Post as "...a middle echelon member" of one of New York's five mob families. His arrest resulted in a three year sentence in State Prison, where he maxed out in facilities like Sing Sing, Dannemora, Downstate, and Arthurkill.
Convicted later of racketeering, under the R.I.C.O. Organized Crime Statute, by Rudy Giuliani's office, and sentenced to seven years in Federal Prison, Sonny Girard again served the maximum time allowed under the law. It was during that term that he wrote the first of his three novels, "Blood of Our Fathers," which was published by Pocket/Simon & Schuster.
Contact Sonny at email@example.com
" [SONNY GIRARD IS] "...A MAN WHO KNOWS THE WORLD OF CRIME." -- Bill O'Reilly, The O'Reilly Factor, Fox News Channel."
"AN AUTHENTIC THRILLER FROM A MOB GUY WHO'S OBVIOUSLY BEEN THERE." -- Nicholas Pileggi, Author of Wiseguy & screenwriter of Goodfellas.
"SONNY CERTAINLY KNOWS ALL THE PLAYERS, AND WHEN IT COMES TO THIS KIND OF BOOK HES'S AS GOOD AS ANYONE." --James Caan, actor, The Godfather, Vegas (NBC TV)
"SEX AND ROMANCE, MOBSTERS AND SPIES. WHAT MORE COULD A GIRL ASK FOR?" -- Kim Delaney, actor, NYPD Blue (ABC-TV)
Due to his unique mob experiences and his ability to communicate about the inside workings of organized crime, he has been in demand from various television and radio shows and print interviews in the U.S., Canada, and Italy. His recent appearances and interviews include Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor," Bill Maher's "Politically Incorrect" during "Mob Week," ABC-TV's "Nightline," and Italy's RAI-TV and nationally distributed newspapers "Corriere della Sera" and "Il Tempo."
Il Tempo - Rome, Italy
Corriere Della Sera, “Sette” - Rome, Italy
“Applesauce” - New York Daily News
“Have You Heard?” - Frank Swertlow, Los Angeles Daily News
“Gangland” - Jerry Capeci, New York Daily News
Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Bob Hoover
UPI, Scott Vernon
Toronto Sun Sunday Magazine, Wilder Penfield
Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday Magazine, Marilyn Polak
Poets and Writers, Bonnie Schwartz
"THE OLD SONNY"
“The Wiseguy Show” - Satellite Radio, RAW Channel, NYC
“The Peter Tilden Show” - KABC, Los Angeles, CA
“The Gary Cogill Show” - KLIF, Dallas, TX
“The Chuck Achman Show” - KBLA-AM, Los Angeles, CA
“The Mike McDowell Show” - WNZ, Orlando, FL
“Stevie J.” - WDWS, Springfield, IL
“Collier At Large” - WBUX, Camden, NJ
“Radio Times” - WHYY, Philadelphia, PA
“The Phil Musick Show” - Pittsburgh, PA
“Dialogue” - WBZZ, Pittsburgh, PA
“Between The Lines” - WDUQ, Pittsburgh, PA
“The Curtis and Lisa Sliwa Show” - WABC, New York, NY